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The Smiling DBA

Thomas LeBlanc is a Business Intelligence Consultant/Data Warehouse Architect in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He uses his 25+ years in IT to help develop OLTP systems with normalized databases for high-performing T-SQL and end-to-end dimensional data marts using SSIS, SSAS, PPS, and Excel. His SQL Server certifications include MCSA 12, MCITP 08 BI and DBA, MCITP 2005 DBA, and MCDBA 2000. As a PASS volunteer, he is current chair of the Excel BI virtual chapter, past chair of the Data Architecture virtual chapter, and past virtual chapter mentor. He has helped the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group with SQLSaturdays and speaks at local IT meetings.

Archives: April 2018

Embeded PowerBI

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 26 April 2018

24 Hours of PASS – April 25th–26th

Well, it is that time of the year, again. PASS puts on a 24 Hours of PASS where 1 hours session go on once an hour for 24 hours. This is free training usually on a certain topic. The topic this time around is Cross Platform SQL Server Management.


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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 18 April 2018

DBA Fundamentals–Tuesday 11 Central–Execution Plans

WHAT:       EXECUTION PLANS FOR BEGINNERS

WHEN:       Tuesday,    04/17/18  - 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHO:         Thomas LeBlanc

WHERE:     https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7086336336602188044

This will be a Beginners session highlighting the starting point for using the execution plans from SQL Server to assist in query tuning. Briefly, we will look at the history to…

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 11 April 2018

Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group – Execution Plans

Tonight, April 11th starting at 6PM, the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group will hold its monthly meeting. The Baton Rouge .Net User Group does the same at the same place – La. Tech Park.

The 2 user groups have been holding meetings together for some time now.

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 11 April 2018